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Anonymous
Re: Crew Fatalities
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:53
71.97.146.125 (XFF: 129.11.37.127)

PC had a headon in I believe 1975 at Wauseon Ohio that killed 5 or 6. The Erie wreck was covered by the Akron paper but don't know if any magazines covered it. My father was on the train behind the one in the accident at Sterling.

  • Crew FatalitiesPat Lofgren, Mon Jan 28 07:47
    Could this have been the last train wreck in which 5 crew members perished? I can recall later wrecks (in the 2-man crew era) in which 4 railroad crew members were killed, but no others with 5 dead.... more
    • Re: Crew Fatalities — Anonymous, Mon Jan 28 12:53
      • Thanks for info!Pat Lofgren, Tue Jan 29 06:26
        Thank you for the information. I was unaware of the Wauseon incident but will investigate the details. For the Sterling wreck I will search the Akron, Cleveland, and Wooster daily newspapers. Does... more
        • Ravenna WreckRick Williams, Sun Feb 3 17:09
          The wreck near Ravenna was EL train 2nd NY100, was running against the current of traffic on train orders when they came upon open switch. Accident happened on Thanksgiving day 1974 or 1975.
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